Looking for a fun weekend with good music from the 80s, 90s and 2000’s at The Promenade in Piedmont Park; the largest and most popular park in Atlanta, GA? On April 2nd and April 3rd, the park will host Atlanta’s first R&B Soul Picnic, bringing a soul healing experience to the Atlanta community and promoting mental health awareness through R&B music celebration. The festival aims to boost morale and celebrate a new life norm, Jacob York (Co-Founder of R&B Soul Picnic) and Ais York (Co-Founder of R&B Soul Picnic) will introduce the inaugural R&B Soul Picnic.

The inaugural R&B Soul Picnic will also celebrate the official coming of the spring season in Atlanta as the city evolves away from social distancing, wearing masks and avoiding each other. 

The outdoor concert will feature live performances by exceptional Grammy award-winning talent all weekend long including Jermaine Dupri, Dallas Austin, DJ Baby Yu (Young Jeezy’s Official DJ), DJ Trauma (Dave Chapelle’s Official DJ), DJ Mars (Monica’s Official DJ), DJ SNS & more prominent R&B, House, Afrobeat, Soul & open format DJs. 

“We’ve all had a bad couple of years surviving this pandemic. We lost loved ones and hope in the process. Our souls need some healing, what better way to heal our souls than some good ole R&B music, I mean music period,” said Jermaine Dupri. 

Along with the party, the event will also have thousands of R&B Soul Picnic attendees who will enjoy nationally and internationally renowned DJs, along with surprise guest performances, vending from local businesses, VIP tents and charging stations. 

According to organizers, the event will serve as a safe space where attendees are encouraged to bring coolers, blankets, yoga mats and lawn chairs. Also, they will have the opportunity to visit a special “Soul Healing Center” activation that will include access to wellness resources including 6-10 Minute Therapy Chats with certified mental health professionals, homeless prevention, substance abuse, suicide prevention, reiki, yoga and more. 

One of the founders of the R&B Soul Picnic, Jacob York, is beaming with excitement about this event coming all together. “This is a weekend to forget all your worries and troubles and come out, dance, and love being a part of a community again,” stated Jacob York (Co-Founder of R&B Soul Picnic). 


“We wanted to build an inclusive festival where we can all escape and enjoy one another’s energy with a whole lot of amazing music. All are welcome with open hearts and open minds. Can’t wait to see you there,” York added.

For the event, a limited number of VIP tickets for indoor and outdoor experiences are on sale.

The “R&B Soul Picnic” Music, Food, Cocktails lineup includes:

Day 1- Saturday, April 2

Art Featuring: DJ Trauma, DJ Baby Yu, DJ Mix Master David, DJ Pnut, DJ Lavish Lee, DJ Sugar Shae, DJ P Forreal, DJ Bluetooth, DJ A Plus, DJ Chigga, DJ Yung Red, DJ Obi and DJ Labonita.

Day 2 – Sunday, April 3 –

Art Featuring: DJ Jermaine Dupri, DJ SNS, Dallas Austin, DJ Cleve, DJ Tron, Dj A Plus, and DJ Chigga.

Fir further information, visit Atlanta’s R&B Soul Picnic website.